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Yi yi. Mama is I, and I is the Bat Queen.
—Bat Queen, "Lost in Language"

The Bat Queen is a recurring character of The Owl House. She is the wealthiest inhabitant of the Boiling Isles. While widely believed to be a demon, in actuality, she is a large palisman who once belonged to an ancient giant, until the giant broke her staff and discarded her. She currently resides in the forests of the Isles with her three children, serving as a noble protector of other palismen who have been broken and abandoned.

Appearance[]

The Bat Queen is a very large palisman whose body consists of a large, pale, somewhat vampiric fanged head with batlike wings and legs connected to it. She has a pointed chin, long, somewhat unkempt dark hair ending in a widow's peak, small pointed brows, dark purple lips, and hot pink eyes with off-white sclerae. Her wings are purple, with claw-like spurs atop them. She possesses talons with four dark purple claws, one of which opposes the others. Her interlock, located on the bottom of her right foot, is circular with a rectangular notch on the left side running to the middle.

Personality[]

The Bat Queen carries herself in a way you would expect from a Dracula-esque vampire. She acts cold towards the entire cast, except towards her three children, and the palismen for whom she provides refuge. She is shown to have a strong sentiment toward these palismen and is quite protective of them.

She expressed great love and gratitude when Eda came up with Palisman Adoption Day. She helped the Hexside students match up with their perfect person, happy to give the palismen a second chance at a home.

Background[]

The Bat Queen once belonged to a giant, as the palisman of his "Grand Staff". She explained that she had been broken and discarded at the hands of the giant. Thousands of years later, she cannot remember all the details of her past and shows interest in investigating her past further.

Currently, the Bat Queen lives in a cave with her three children and all the other forgotten palismen, the forest wherein serves as a sanctuary for the palismen.[1]

Recently, Dell Clawthorne has been helping the Bat Queen to replenish the Palistrom tree supply by planting seeds in her forest.[2]

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The Bat Queen arriving to pick up her children.

One day, she has Eda Clawthorne watch her children and picks them up while Eda sleeps, giving the Owl Lady a chest of gold and a whistle to call in a favor as thanks.

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The Bat Queen and her children blocking Luz from getting to Owlbert.

After Eda's apprentice Luz Noceda accidentally hurts Owlbert, he goes to the Bat Queen who defends him and will only allow him to return to Luz after she completes a series of tasks. After Luz completes the tasks, she still refuses to let Owlbert go back with her. She challenges Luz to a fight. During the battle, it is revealed that the Bat Queen is a palisman who was discarded and so she created a safe place for other discarded palismen. After Owlbert shows her that Luz is a good person, the Bat Queen allows him to return with Luz.

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The Bat Queen instructing the students of Hexside on how to bond with their palismen.

After Eda suggests that she bring the palismen to Hexside to be paired with students, the Bat Queen agrees. Upon arriving, she tells the students how to bond with their new palisman. She leaves the palismen who were not paired with a student at Hexide for the night before returning the following morning, unaware that they were almost abducted. Soon after she arrives, Flapjack informs her that he has finally found someone he wants to pair with. Thrilled by the news, the Bat Queen encourages Flapjack to go to his chosen companion.

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The Bat Queen with the Clawthornes and Hunter as they replenish the palistrom population.

Four years after Belos is defeated, the Bat Queen continues working with Dell, along with Gwen and Hunter, in restoring the number of palistrom trees and caring for palismen. She and her children attend Luz's belated quinceañera and watch as the Collector puts on a light show.

Powers and abilities[]

  • Bat Physiology: Due to her bat-like physiology, the Bat Queen is able to do many things that a bat can, such as flying and hanging upside-down.
  • Telepathy: The Bat Queen is able to communicate with Owlbert, Flapjack, and other palismen telepathically. This power likely stems from her being a palisman herself.[3]
  • Enhanced Strength: The Bat Queen is strong enough to uproot a tree with just one shove of her foot.
  • Storage Compartment: By regurgitating, the Bat Queen is able to remove any items she stored in her body.
  • Magic Webs: The Bat Queen is able to magically create web-like bindings from the ceiling, floors, and walls. She uses this to restrain unwanted guests in her cave, the victims of her trials, or even palismen she does not wish to let go from her protection.

Sightings[]

Behind the scenes[]

Voice[]

The Bat Queen is voiced by and physically modeled after Isabella Rossellini.

Debut[]

The Bat Queen debuted in "Lost in Language".

Foreign voice actors[]

Language version Actors Notes
Argentina Spanish (Latin America) Angélica Vargas
Brazil Portuguese (Brazil) Fátima Noya
Czech Republic Czech Radoslava Stupková
Germany German Madeleine Stolze
Hungary Hungarian Tünde Törtei
Indonesia Indonesian Edah Nuraidah
Poland Polish Joanna Węgrzynowska-Cybińska
Portugal Portuguese Paula Fonseca

Quotes[]

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Gallery

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Trivia[]

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The interlocks on the Bat Queen's feet.

  • She has three children, two of whom were "born" from the largest offspring via regurgitation.
    • She left them in the care of Eda without talking to her on one occasion. This is probably because she knows how Eda treats her palisman and trusts her for it.
  • Her palisman status was foreshadowed at the end of "Lost in Language"; while departing, her feet are shown to have interlocks.
    • In that same episode, the Bat Queen is shown with an interlock on each foot, but in her following appearance, only her right foot possesses an interlock.
  • She was mentioned to be "well off", implying that she is very rich in snails.
  • She is the second palisman to be introduced in the show, the first being Owlbert.
    • She is currently the only palisman introduced that is able to speak, as other palismen either remain silent or don't communicate via talking.
    • She is also the only known palisman to have offspring.
  • The Bat Queen is the second character in the series to be identified as being both a sentient object and a demon, the first being Hooty who is a house demon.
  • Most of the Bat Queen's cave is covered in the Bat Queen's webbing, which might also imply that she had trapped people (or palismen) in it from trials.
  • According to Dana Terrace, there were further story plans for the Bat Queen which were not realized in the series due to the shortening of the third season.[4]

References[]

ve Characters
Main Characters Luz NocedaEda ClawthorneKingHooty
Recurring characters Willow ParkGus PorterAmity BlightLilith ClawthorneHunter
Emperor's Coven Members Emperor BelosKikimoraWarden WrathCoven GuardCoven ScoutFlora D'splora
Coven Heads Raine WhispersDarius DeamonneEberwolfTerra SnapdragonAdrian Graye VernworthMasonVitimirHettie CutburnOsran
Hexside Students and Staff Principal BumpPrincipal FaustEdric BlightEmira BlightMatt TholomuleBoschaProfessor HermonculusBraxasVineyJerboBarcusBoCatUsurperAmeliaSkaraEileenMoon girl
Glandus Students BriaGavinAngmar
Boiling Isles Citizens Tinella NosaKatyaEye-Eating PrisonerWarden WrathTibblesAnimal ControlDottieMerchantAlador BlightOdalia BlightPerry PorterPinietMortonRoselleSaltyGilbert and Harvey ParkGwendolyn ClawthorneDell ClawthorneAmberDerwinMalphasMaster WortlopSeverineSteveKeeper
Monsters and Demons AdegastSnagglebackGrometheusGiraffeSlitherbeastTrash SlugThe InspectorFairyJean-LucSelkidomusOwl BeastVeeBatricThe TitanPuddles
Palismen OwlbertBat QueenFlapjackGhostCloverFrewinHawksleyRaven StaffEmmiline Bailey MarcostimoStringbeanWaffle
Fictional Characters AzuraHecateGildersnakeOtabin
Human Realm Citizens Camila NocedaJacob HopkinsManny NocedaMasha
Other Characters Inner WillowInner BelosThe CollectorTarakBillCaleb WittebaneList of minor characters
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